40 Disney Princess secrets revealed

Here are lesser-known Disney Princess facts that only hardcore fans know

#12 Hercules and Ariel are technically uncle and niece

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Though Ariel is not part of Greek mythology, most characters in 1989’s The Little Mermaid and 1997’s Hercules are based on Greek gods and goddesses. In Greek mythology, Ariel’s mother, Athena, is the half-sister of Hercules, making Hercules and Ariel uncle and niece.